COVID vaccine program bill has been approved in the Senate

COVID vaccine program bill has been approved in the Senate
In this handout photo provided by the Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau (PRIB), Philippine senators wear masks as they pose during the opening of the 2nd regular session of the 18th Congress on Monday, July 27, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. (Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB via AP)

Senate Bill 2057 or Covid Vaccination Program Bill has passed the third and final reading in the Senate.

According to Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, 22 members of the House voted in favor of the bill, without opposition and without abstaining.

The purpose of this measure is to ensure the proper purchase, distribution, vaccination and monitoring of those who can be given the COVID vaccine.

The senators believe that with the passage of the proposal, the procurement process will also be expedited to start injecting those on the priority list.

Earlier, senators’ amendments to each line of the proposal were meticulous.

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto last proposed for the very name of the bill, after some changes he proposed.

The Senate committee on finance and bill sponsor Sen. Sonny Angara on the contributions of colleagues, for each amendment made to the arrangement of the proposal.

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